As a leading non-profit supporter of the arts, we at Classical MPR want to help educators in Minnesota (and beyond) to enrich the minds and nourish the spirits of their students with tools, resources and programs that have been created collaboratively by Classical MPR staff.
Looking at the lives and work of music teachers across Minnesota.
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Rikka Dick of Pine Island Public School in Pine Island, Minn.
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Julie Schramke of Achieve Language Academy in St. Paul, Minn.
School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. This week's audio features the Winona Senior High School Symphonic Band, conducted by Myron Haug.
On Saturday, Jan. 4, at noon, Classical MPR will broadcast the Metropolitan Opera's performance of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'. But what is 'The Magic Flute' all about? A new video from Classical MPR provides a plot summary of the iconic opera.
Anishinaabe musician and educator Lyz Jaakola performs traditional music and discusses the role of music in Anishinaabe culture
Anoka teacher Chris Martino demonstrates his strategies for teaching music composition in the elementary music classroom.
The next two videos in the Classical MPR in the Classroom series explain the science behind volume and pitch, combining scientific enquiry with musical concepts.
Artists in Residence
Meet Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists the Odelia Trio, who have been visiting elementary schools in Rochester, Minn., to teach students about chamber music.
The unique Vecchione/Erdahl Duo have been visiting many schools this January to share their show, 'Music for Every Purpose'.
Meet the Minnesota Varsity Featured Round artists! The 13 instrumental and vocal artists will have professional recordings made of their performances, which you'll be able to hear online and on air in March. Five composition featured round artists will spend a day in February with mentors from the American Composers Forum.
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School Spotlight submission form
Across the state of Minnesota, there is a wealth of strong music ensembles in our schools, colleges, and communities. Classical Minnesota Public Radio wants to share these ensembles with our listeners on our new School Spotlight.
Please mail your CD to:
Claire Philpott — Classical MPR Education
Minnesota Public Radio
480 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN USA 55101
This November, breathe fresh life into once-loved instruments by donating them to Play It Forward, the statewide used-instrument drive created by Classical Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA).
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Classical MPR in the Classroom is made possible in part by the
Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund